Epsilon Scuti

Messier 26

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Messier 26 (M26) is an open cluster located in the constellation Scutum. The cluster has an apparent magnitude of 8.0. Messier 26 lies at an approximate distance of 5,000 light years from Earth. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 6694. The cluster occupies an area of 15 arc minutes, corresponding to a linear diameter of 22 light years.
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